from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not containing or crossed by any roads: roadless wilderness.
- adj. Forbidden by law to contain or be crossed by any roads or to be entered by any vehicles: tracts of land designated by the government as roadless areas.
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- adj. Lacking roads.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Destitute of roads.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lacking pathways
Bulls in roadless country at higher elevations often feed in open timber during moderate weather.
Cancun was founded in roadless jungle in 1971 with a $27 million loan from the Bank for International Development arranged by Banco de México, which promoted the creation of tourism resorts as a means of earning foreign exchange.
"This interim directive will provide consistency and clarity that will help protect our national forests until a long-term roadless policy reflecting President Obama's commitment is developed," Vilsack said in a statement.
The new directive will ensure that the administration can consider activities in the affected areas while long-term roadless policy is developed and court cases move forward, he said.
USDA will use the year to develop a national long-term roadless policy.
Vilsack said last month that his interim directive provided clarity to help protect national forests until the Obama administration develops a long-term roadless policy.
Vilsack said his interim directive will provide clarity that should help protect national forests until the Obama administration develops a long-term roadless policy.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he wants to preserve the so-called roadless rule while officials wait for federal courts to resolve legal issues surrounding the decade-old moratorium that President Bill Clinton put in place in 2001.
Bill Ritter's cabinet and has overseen state efforts to develop a plan for so-called roadless areas in remote national forests.
Conflicting court decisions issued since then have left the so-called roadless rule's legal status in doubt.